AP Environmental Practice Exam
Terms in this set (14)
Catalytic converters reduce which of the following pairs of pollutants in car exhaust?
Carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
Which soil composition would be the best choice for lining a landfill?
A very clay lining landfill.
Most deserts on Earth are located near the 30 degree north and 30 degree south latitudes because humidity is lower at 30 degrees. The best explanation for the lower humidity is that
warm air rides at the equator, cools, and sinks at 30 degree latitude.
Which of the following is a reason why hybrid electric vehicles use less fossil fuel per mile traveled than a typical internal combustion engine vehicle uses?
When the brakes are applied in hybrid electric vehicles, kinetic energy is converted into electric energy to charge the batteries that assist the electric motor.
For which of the following reasons do small isolated islands have a greater rate of species extinction than larger, less isolated islands?
Small isolated islands have a lower availability of resources.
Major anthropocentric sources of nitrogen pollution include commercial fertilizers, vehicle exhaust, industrial air pollution, and
Discharge of sewage to surface waters.
Which of the following measures would be most likely to promote fertility above replacement level?
Pubic housing priority for families with more than two children.
Which of the following is true about the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990?
They allowed power plants to buy and sell S02 pollution allowances.
Extraction of natural gas by the process of hydraulic fracturing is most likely to result in which of the following environmental problems?
Which of the following would most likely reduce the concentration of ground-level ozone in the air of a city?
Decrease in the emissions of nitrogen oxides.
Which of the following is the best example of a tragedy of the commons?
Water pollution from oil rigs concentrated in the Gulf of Mexico.
Increased atmospheric C02 concentration over the next 50 years is expected to cause which of the following global changes?
A significant loss of biodiversity in the tropics
Which of the following describes a potential human health effect most likely to be associated with a thermal inversion?
Increase in respiratory irritation due to increased levels of fine airborne particulates.
Which of the following annual population growth rates is paired with the correct doubling time?
2% ... 35 years.
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